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Stringer, Chris 1947-

Works: 141 works in 397 publications in 6 languages and 9,999 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Opponent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Commentator
Classifications: GN281, 599.938
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Stringer
African exodus : the origins of modern humanity by Chris Stringer( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Christopher Stringer and Robin McKie's research we learn that we are a young species that rose like a phoenix from a crisis that threatened our survival and then conquered the world in a few millennia. "We emerged out of Africa," the authors contend, "less than 100,000 years ago and replaced all other human populations." Our genes betray this secret of common racial heritage; further, the apparent racial distinctions of modern humans that have given rise to centuries of prejudice and inequality are shown to be merely geographical variants. Drawing on impressive fossil and genetic evidence and writing in an exceptionally readable style, Christopher Stringer, the primary architect of the Out of Africa model, and science writer Robin McKie challenge a long-held assumption that our species evolved separately as different races with ancient genetic roots, reaching back two million years. Instead, the authors go beyond the incomplete fossil record to the nuclear genome, "from the bones of the dead to the blood of the living," to tell the dramatic story of how our species thrived while others, including Neanderthals, died out. They argue persuasively that though modern humans may not always look alike, our biological constitutions are unvarying: An Eskimo and an Australian aborigine, a Chinese and a Swede - people worlds apart - are more alike than two gorillas from the same forest. It is the same DNA lineage that points unmistakably to a common ancestor whose offspring evolved into Homo sapiens shortly before the African exodus. By revealing the fount of all humanity while also exposing one of the most important and bitter debates in contemporary science, African Exodus reaches beyond paleoanthropology to politics and culture to answer definitively The Bell Curve
The complete world of human evolution by Chris Stringer( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the rise and eventual domination of humans examines the technology used to study fossilized remains, traces the evolution of apes and humans, and explains the development of human behaviors
Lone survivors : how we came to be the only humans on earth by Chris Stringer( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a reassessment of human evolution that draws on recent fossil findings and challenges current theories to say that humans coexisted and competed across the African continent while exchanging genes, tools, and behaviors
In search of the Neanderthals : solving the puzzle of human origins by Chris Stringer( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What, then, was the fate of the Neanderthals? Stringer and Gamble argue that, capable and intelligent as they were, they eventually proved no match for the better-organized, better-equipped newcomers. They did not evolve into modern humans: they simply died out. This important study, incorporating a photographic catalogue of key fossil finds, provides the most up-to-date account of current knowledge about the Neanderthals and their world. For anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, palaeontologists - for anyone interested in where we came from - it is essential reading
The Human revolution : behavioural and biological perspectives on the origins of modern humans by Paul Mellars( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin of modern humans and the impact of chronometric dating : a discussion by M. J Aitken( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Anthropologie - Einzelfund
Human evolution : an illustrated guide by Peter Andrews( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nontechnical language, Human Evolution traces the development of our ancestors through time from the primate Aegyptotithecus, which lived thirty million years ago, to the emergence of modern humans. The text contains extensive descriptions based on fossil evidence of various ancestral groups, where and when they lived, their adaptations to their environment, differences between groups, and how groups were related. Each description is brought to life with a painting by Maurice Wilson reconstructed from the fossil evidence of not only the group concerned but also of the plants and other animals alive at that time
Homo Britannicus : the incredible story of human life in Britain by Chris Stringer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Homo Britannicus tells the epic history of life in Britain, from man's very first footsteps through to the present day. Chris Stringer draws on all the latest evidence and techniques of scientific investigation to reveal the truth about the first Britons. When did people first arrive here? What did Britain look like then? How did people survive? And how do we know this now? Chris answers all these questions, and many, many more."--Jacket
The ancient human occupation of Britain by Nick Ashton( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape and biota over the last million years provides the environmental backdrop to understanding human presence and absence together with the development of new technologies. This book brings together the multidisciplinary work of the project. The chapters present the results of new fieldwork and research on old sites from museum collections using an array of new analytical techniques. Features an up-to-date treatment of the record of human presence in the British Isles during the Palaeolithic period (700,000 - 10,000 years before present) Takes multidisciplinary approach that includes archaeology, geochemistry, geochronology, stratigraphy and sedimentology Coincides with the culmination of the AHOB project in 2010, providing a benchmark statement on the record of human occupation in Britain that can be utilized and tested by future research
The dawn of man by Josef Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the evolution of man from his ape-like ancestors who roamed the earth 20 million years ago
The origin of our species by Chris Stringer( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking book Chris Stringer sets out to answer all the big questions in the debate about our origins
Neanderthals on the edge : papers from a conference marking the 150th anniversary of the Forbes' Quarry discovery, Gibraltar by Chris Stringer( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of human evolution( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human story : where we come from and how we evolved by Charles Lockwood( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology professor Charles Lockwood tells the amazing story of human evolution in a concise and compelling introduction to all our ancestors and extinct relatives. He draws on the explosion of discoveries made over the past 20 years to demystify the fascinating cast of characters who hold the secret to our origins, and describes the main sites, individual fossils, key scientific breakthroughs, and latest research that have fed our knowledge. With the help of a rich assortment of photographs, reconstructions, and maps, Lockwood takes us from the earliest hominins, who date back six or seven million years ago, to contemporary homo sapiens, providing the basic facts about each species: what it looked like, what it ate, how and when it lives, and how we know this information. Created in association with London's Natural History Museum, this is a truly readable, up-to-date, well-illustrated, and user-friendly summary of the evidence as it stands today. ... Publisher description
Neanderthals in context : a report of the 1995-1998 excavations at Gorham's and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Excavations at the adjacent sites of Gorham's Cave and Vanguard Cave have yielded a rich combination of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental finds covering a timespan of over 100,000 years. This volume deals with the primary results of the 1995-1998 excavations at both caves. The 24 chapters by leading specialists cover a range of topics from information concerning the nature and sequence of Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal occupations to the reconstruction of the environmental context of these activities, based on proxy indicators such as sediments, charcoal, amphibians, reptiles, avifaunal remains, and small and large mammals. The Gibraltar evidence provides a rare insight into the lives of Neanderthals in a western Mediterranean coastal setting. It also presents site information on some of the last Neanderthal populations and the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Our human story by Louise Humphrey( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Japanese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Human Story is a guide to our fossil relatives, from what may be the earliest hominins such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens
Britain : one million years of the human story by Rob Dinnis( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The amazing story of human life in Britain during the last million years, told by two scientists at the forefront of research into ancient ancestors. When did the first humans arrive in Britain? Where did they come from? And what did they look like? This amazing story of human life in Britain begins nearly one million years ago, during the earliest known human occupation, and reveals how early humans lived, survived, and died. The book travels through time to reveal which human species lived in Britain during multiple waves of occupation. Drawing on a wealth of dramatic new evidence from excavation sites, it describes who they were, what their habitats were like, which animals shared their landscape, and what they were capable of doing, from the controlled use of fire to specialized hunting. It shows how humans have changed, evolved, and migrated, adapting to dramatically changing climate and landscapes. The authors describe the discoveries, the key fossil specimens, and the science behind recent remarkable findings. Written in a lively and engaging style, and fully illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs, this is an incredible journey through ancient Britain and a groundbreaking guide to our earlier humans. The book is based on the groundbreaking work of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project"--Publisher's description
The Human revolution : Paul Mellars and Chris Stringer editors( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture evolves( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture shapes vast swathes of our lives and has allowed the human species to dominate the planet in an evolutionarily unique way. This book focuses on the evolutionary continuities in culture, providing an interdisciplinary exploration of culture, written by leading authorities from the biological and cognitive sciences
Survivants : pourquoi nous sommes les seuls humains sur terre by Chris Stringer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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African exodus : the origins of modern humanity
The complete world of human evolutionLone survivors : how we came to be the only humans on earthIn search of the Neanderthals : solving the puzzle of human originsThe Human revolution : behavioural and biological perspectives on the origins of modern humansThe Origin of modern humans and the impact of chronometric dating : a discussionHomo Britannicus : the incredible story of human life in BritainThe ancient human occupation of BritainThe origin of our species
Alternative Names
Chris Stringer britischer Paläoanthropologe

Chris Stringer Brits antropoloog

Christopher Stringer anthropologue, en poste : Natural history museum, Londres

Christopher Stringer antropolog brytyjski

Christopher Stringer paléoanthropologue britannique

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